Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

One of my FAVORITE "fall" desserts is Pumpkin Sheet Cake. Listen girls (I do not like pumpkin pie, or anything pumpkin) but THIS cake--oh mercy on my soul!! It's delicious!! I make this for church dinners or Thanksgiving; Christmas or any time in-between! It's great!

1 can (15 oz) solid-pack pumpkin
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Frosting: (I double this)
1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
5 TBSP butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
3-4 tsp milk (I use evaporated milk)

In a mixing bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar, and oil. Add eggs, mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to pumpkin mixture; beat until well blended. Pour into greased 15x10x1 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 mins or until done. For frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth. Gradually add sugar; mix well. Add milk for desired consistency. Frost cake and garnish with nuts (if desired).




  1. Yum! I'm tryin' this! :)
    Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Oooh, this sounds great. Thanks for sharing it with us! It's going to be fun trying all of these.

    Good luck in the giveaway!

  3. That sounds delicious, will have to try. ooooooh, honey, I've got a pumpkin recipe for you. It's delicious, and even the biggest pumpkin-hater out there loves it. Fill me in on your email address, and I'll send it over to you.

  4. Charon--How did I miss your recipe blog!!?? Pumpkin sheet cake sounds divine!

  5. It's good. As a person who doesnt care for pumpkin, I can vouche for you that its good! :)

  6. Charon (I work with your mother-in-law and feel like I know you already) - I make something very similar to this and I add raisins to the cake part. 1 cup, stir in just before putting it in the pan to bake. Just in case you are interested in changing things up (but only if you like raisins).

  7. My first time by your blog through Diana's blog. This cake looks delicious. I love sheet cakes and will be trying this for one of our church functions for the holidays.

  8. oh yummy! I love love pumpkin anything! it is heart healthy right?!! ;)

    I see you on some of the blogs I visit regularly!! about time I came to say hi... or have I already and now I should feel silly?!! =)


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